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Kings March show has now been cancelled.
show due to be held on the 2nd April has been cancelled.
The Cornforth Show is moving to a new, hopefully permanent home at
Spennymoor (Co Durham)
on the 29th July has been changed to 22nd July.
The Agility Rocks show on 26 February has been cancelled.
statement from June Richardson clarifying the situation with show
The T&A show on 11th November is now the 18th
November. All other details remain the same.
an injury last year and complications, regrettably Chris Hare has had to
cancel all the 2017 Hare 'n Hounds shows.
Team GB Performance Weekend has been announced.
The Hatton Agility Festival is
set for a premier fourth year
next May, showcasing four dog sports.
Cancer is all around
us! It can strain daily life and finances, AAC can offer help with that
bill or help to fundraise. If you are an agility person currently
fighting cancer or know someone who is suffering.
Together we are stronger!
Following the sell-out inaugural conference in 2016, the FORWARD Symposium is
back on Sunday, 5th February 2017 with a new line-up of speakers, fresh topics
and a larger venue of Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
Don't know what to do with
your now defunct soft tunnel? Don't throw it away. Sue Culmer and Linda
Seaton are hoping to rehome many of them to rescue organisations to use
for some new or experienced handlers to
fill your classes?
the details and we will post them for you. These clubs have vacancies.
/ PAWC 2016
he UK has
been quietly going to IMCA & PAWC for a number of
years, but this year they had something to shout
about. Could they now be the UK's most successful
international Team? Team Leader Linda Croxford
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are
many more looking for active homes. Yes, there are quite a few collies
but there are also other breeds of all sizes and, on occasion, some from
outside the UK.
The Rescue page is sponsored by Akela WholePrey
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using
on-line form. This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!
Events added in the last two weeks.
'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find
training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over
the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
It's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for
space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last
two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry if you
want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a
link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show
details onto the iSS Show Diary.
Height Option Data Analysis
The 4th Height Supporters Group carried out research on Kennel Club shows over a four month period
in 2016 in order to analyse what was happening at
shows where LHO was offered.
Smart Collar Review
Sue Culmer offered to review
some Dog StreamZ collars which were kindly donated to her rescue to test
and here are her findings.
Chris Barrett passed away on 8th January
after a long fight with cancer and is now pain free.
He usually had a smile on his face and a
conversation with him always ended in a smile.
For those who wish to
attend his funeral, it will be held on Friday, 10th
February at 12.00pm at the Medway Crematorium
(Bluebell Hill), Robin Hood Lane, Chatham, ME5 9QU.
Our sister site has just broken through the 18,000 member mark!
In celebration of that milestone, why don't you introduce yourself and
The beginning of the
year is the time when when the heats for the various
competitions are announced. There is something for
every level from Starters to advanced with rosettes
and trophies galore and, in some cases, cash prizes
so well worth a go.
Hound Lifestyle Animal Photography is having an end
of year clear out of 2016 images with 10% of
proceeds going to Agility Against Cancer.
This offer is live now and will run until 31st
January 2017. After this date the galleries and
images will be deleted.
Congratulations to cycling Team Agria! Once again, they’ve conquered the
notoriously tough Extra Mile Challenge, and in doing so, raised crucial
funds for three exceptional charities – Medical Detection Dogs, Service
Dogs UK and Willen Hospice.
Beware of Ball Flingers!
They may be fun but they could damage your dog's agility life. Lynn
Weterhall shares her story how an innocent thing like throwing a
ball injured her dog Smudge.
Looking back at... Taryntimers
The Taryntimer electronic timing system was introduced to the UK way
back in 2000. Before that, all timing was done by hand, often by
someone's partner who wasn't running a dog. For a fascinating
insight into the history of Agility, read this article, written for
judges and clubs who were not convinced that electronic timing would
Move over Sir Andy, Sir Mo and Dame Jessica.
Here come the agility handlers. Please put your hands together for those
people who won out or moved up a level at a KC or UKA show in 2016. Next
year it could be you!
but do it soon as the absolute final final deadline is
Monday, 13 February 2017.
You can still apply for a Winning Out
Certificate by going to on-line
The 2017 SAL has now
started. The Oldies have fun too...just at a slower pace.
Join SAL today and start counting points.
Give a big,
warm agility welcome to the new sponsor of the Senior League - The
Big Dg Bed Company, makers of good quality, comfortable beds for
dogs of all sizes and specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for
End of the Year Numb3rs
believe it is December already and it's almost time to take stock. Here
are some stats as of the 1st December.
470 shows on the Show Diary
505 members of the Senior Agility League
applications for 2016 Winning Out Certificates
judges on the A-List
17,800 plus members on Agllitynet FB and growing
Winning Out Certificates
They're back and free to anyone who has won out or
moved up a level at a Kennel Club or UK Agility
show. Just fill in the
online application before 27th December and we''
send you an Agilitynet Winning Out Certificate in
February. Thank you to those nice people at Lintbell's for their continued support.
The Kennel Club has
kindly provided us 100 ‘I’ve qualified my dog for Crufts 2017’ car
stickers to distribute to anyone who has qualified for Crufts 2017
-either as an individual or as part of a team. The stickers are free of
charge but if you would like to make a small, completely voluntary
contribution to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust that would be great.
Just send a standard size SAE to Agilitynet, 38 Northolme Road, London
to Choose LHO
Beth Rachlis has one of those smaller Large dogs. She's found the
Lower Height Option made all the difference to her very nervous
rescue dog, Izzie.
Weather... Dawn Gilmour appeals to the gods of climate change.
Charlotte Allen has written a poem called 'Stick to the Plan' to
remind us all what the most important thing about agility is to remember
- that we only have a relatively short time to have fun with our four
Ryedale K9 Agility Club in N. Yorkshire has posted
Charlotte's poem (with permission) on their FB page
and made a small donation to Ryedale Dog Rescue
where they train.
a Dub Tub
Tubby is a street dog who
has found a new life as an agility dog and much loved pet with Lucy
How can we help you find that elusive item you've been
desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. If you don't
ask, you might not get.
A casting company
that was looking for dogs for a feature film called Show Dog has
had more than 200 applications thanks to Agilitynet and Agilitynet FB.
Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla
who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past year.
Congratulations to Sam Lane
with Daim, Hannah Houldsworth with Bell,
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for
the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year
and it is a great way to get on the radar.
Last 10 judges to join or update
Alan Mitchell -
Jordi Boix Baro (Spain)
Chris Huckle -Updated
Ball Thrower Bag
The Ball Thrower Bag has now gone international.
Someone from California, USA has ordered one!
If you throw,
launch or chuck balls for your dogs, you'll want to know more about this
new product. Rosie Lander reviews the clever new Ball Thrower Bag.
I Can't Take Treats & To
into the Ring!
How do others seem to glide effortlessly from training to competition
while you struggle? Would you like to
know the secret? Janet Windsor reviews this 3 disc DVD, made by Brit ex-pat
Lynne Stephens and Karen Mielke, which attempts to answer this and
other questions about cues as reinforcers.
Looking for some
ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club. Zeffrienne
D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more
than 250 suggestions for agility exercises and full size ring course plans .
Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the delightful Adventures of
Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a perfect gift for kids of all
ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two agility dogs and their
little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred (aka
Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of
her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!
Lurcher & Sighthound
The LSA League is open
to all Lurchers & Sighthounds that compete in agility in the UK with the aim
of showing that these leggy hounds are great for agility.
There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just
the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the
Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!
Animal Health Co Classic
What are the chances that three handlers from the same club would
qualify for the AHC Final in the same heat. Well, that's what happened
at the Orchard Summer Show.
Barrie James' reports on the Royal Canin® Challenge Final at the popular
Malvern show. It was a cracking final but don't mention the quackers!
Read Howard Richards' account
of Team Hollie day out at the Finals to find out what happened from a
competitor's point of view.
Starting in July
2016, there will be a new national jumping competition called LOW 550
for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious qualifier at the same
height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club Agility tests,
sponsored by the SMART
Congratulations to everyone who has qualified so far for the Brillo
International Bounce Finals which will be held at Blenheim ATC Agility
Show Weekend on 10th September 2016, judged by Championship Agility
Judge Mike Hallam.
Jumping Grand Prix
never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the second Skinners Grand Prix at the Chatsworth Country Fair did
just that. The winner had to leave home for the show at 4am but it was
LOW 550 Scotland got underway at Gleniffer
on Saturday, 4th
September with a fast, flowing course designed by Judge Aileen Darling.
Read her report on the first heat of this competition.
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